Working Man's Lunch | Fullsteam Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States
fullsteam.ag

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's back. And what should be in its final form.

This is a 12bbl R&D run of what we believe to be the new Working Man's Lunch. The biggest change: a shift from that tricky Weizen yeast to our house ale yeast, as well as some ingredient adjustments to bring out more chocolate notes. WML epitomizes LUNCH. It's a snack beer. It's not intended to be a decadent chocobomb. It's a brown ale with some chocolate in it...an afternoon beer that you can have more than one of.

Notes from previous version:
A tribute to the Southern tradition of an RC Cola and a MoonPie. We brew this beer with biscuity malts, vanilla, and chocolate nibs from Raleigh's own Escazu Artisan Chocolates. But instead of using a traditional, dry English or Scottish ale yeast, we get zany and brew with a German (Weihenstephan) yeast strain. This lightens up the beer and adds vanilla and banana notes to give it that MoonPie connection. The result is a drinkable "dark ale" that, like most of our plow-to-pint beers, doesn't fit neatly into any one particular style. Have your three martinis, Boss Man. We'll take a Working Man's Lunch.

Added by atsprings on 10-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Moon Pie! Pours something close to black with a moderate head. The chocolate note comes through, followed by a vanilla creaminess.

Didn't think I'd like this, but I did because of it's subtlety. The malts and sweet play off each other nicely. Not as heavy as it sounds; actually an accessible moderate feel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one tonight on cask at The Wooden Nickel served in a slim glass a hazy dark brown almost black with a decent khaki diminishing head. Aroma was a nice blend of smooth cocoa and roasted malts. The taste was a wonderful blend of smooth milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and mild subdued hops. The beer is quite light, crisp and smooth with decent carbonation. I have been looking forward to this one, and was lucky enough to get my first taste of it on cask. If it's even half as good on-tap I will be a very happy man!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep roasted chesnut brown with a tinge of ruby,a thinner beige colored head atop.Aromas of chocolate and roasted nuts really stood out,light vanilla and clove-like spice were subtle.A little sharp in the mouth but after awhile it did mellow a bit.Bitter chocolate,molasses,and vanilla flavors with light roasted nut on thepalate,a decent earthy/woody drying note in the finish.A pretty good after dinner beer,I have never had a moon pie or RC cola for that matter but I'll take their word for it.

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Quite a lot of flavor in this one. Glad to have tried it.

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Working Man's Lunch from Fullsteam Brewery
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